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Cagle: OBAMACARE: FIVE YEARS OF BROKEN PROMISES

This week marked the infamous five year anniversary of Obamacare, the most detrimental piece of legislation enacted by the Obama Administration to this day. It’s hard to believe that health care in the United States, once the envy of the world, has now been converted into an unfavorable and flawed system, affecting every household in the nation.

Obamacare, also known misleadingly as the Affordable Care Act, has not shown any compassion to the public or their healthcare needs. Over the past five years, promises made by the Obama Administration have been false or broken. Original costs were projected at $900 billion over a ten year span. Since spending provisions didn’t kick in until 2014, costs were adjusted to around 1.7 trillion dollars over ten years, causing another hit to our seemingly permanent federal deficit. God only knows how much this albatross will end up costing us in the long run.

We were promised that more Americans would receive lower healthcare premiums. This too was a false promise. Because of tighter regulations on insurance companies and policies, we’ve seen an average increase of up to 30% in out of pocket expenses. The Society of Actuaries estimated that by spring of 2017 all premiums would be increased by 37%. In 2014, the National Bureau of Economic Research demonstrated that all but six states had premium increases up to 85%. This is especially upsetting considering that we are paying higher premiums while being coerced out of our preferred insurance program and providers due to large cuts in hopes of offsetting rising costs.

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Bloomberg: Citizens United Files New Lawsuit Seeking State Department Watchdog Documents

Citizens United filed its fourth lawsuit against the State Department on Thursday, this time seeking documents related to the agency’s Office of Inspector General during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tenure.

In the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the conservative advocacy group complains that the State Department has not responded to two of its Freedom of Information Act requests in more than six months, beyond acknowledging receiving them. The statutory requirement is 20 business days.

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Breitbart: EXCLUSIVE: HILLARY CLINTON’S ‘CONFLICT OF INTEREST’

Citizens United has released a devastating new video, titled, “Conflict of Interest,” which asks hard-hitting questions about Hillary Clinton’s lack of transparency in providing information to the public about her Clinton Family Foundation, which brings in over $200 million dollars in revenue each year.

The video’s transcript reads:

"Its 3am and your children are safe and asleep. But theres a phone in the White House. And its ringing. Something’s happening in the world. A foreign leader is calling. And Hillary Clinton is listening. Why? Because he’s also a contributor to the Clinton Family Foundation. How much foreign money can buy your president? Can we afford to find out?"

Citizens United President David Bossie told Breitbart News that the American people deserve “100% transparency from the Clinton Family Foundation,” and that means they should “disclose 100% of their donors–both foreign and domestic.”

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Politico: Citizens United files new lawsuit for Clinton records

The conservative group Citizens United filed its second lawsuit in a little over a week Tuesday, heading to court to demand photos, videos and hotel bills of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's travels during her four years as America's top diplomat.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington (and posted here) complains that the State Department has taken no action for months on separate requests the advocacy group filed for all official photos of Clinton, all videos State made of her and for hotel invoices and other records relating to 10 foreign trips she took as secretary from 2010 through 2012.

A State Department spokesperson declined to comment on the newly-filed suit.

Last week, Citizens United filed suit seeking emails and other correspondence between top aides to Clinton and consulting firm Teneo, which was founded by one of President Bill Clinton's top aides, as well as correspondence relating to the Clinton Foundation.

The conservative group was already suing State in yet another case over a failure to respond to a request for manifests of travelers on Clinton's official trips. Earlier this month, a judge set deadlines for the agency to begin rolling disclosures of records responsive to that request, but she did not rule that any specific information must be disclosed.

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National Review: Citizens United Is Definitely Ready for Hillary

It’s barely been a week since a federal lawsuit by David Bossie’s Citizens United strong-armed the State Department into turning over records on Hillary Clinton’s official travels, but the group is already champing at the bit for more.

After suing once to force State to provide passenger manifests for the former secretary’s flights and a second time on March 16 to obtain Hillary’s correspondence with Clinton Foundation donors, the conservative advocacy group filed a third Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the department on Tuesday.

It’s all part of a multi-pronged offensive against the secretive cabinet department, a campaign that’s itself a dry run for Citizens United’s real battle with the upcoming Clinton presidential candidacy in 2016.

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Newsmax: David Bossie: Ted Cruz Speaks Truth to Power

Citizens United president David Bossie tells Newsmax the appeal of a Sen. Ted Cruz presidential candidacy is that he "speaks truth to power."

"That's really his message to the American people — that the days of kicking the can down the road are over," Bossie told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Monday.

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The State: FIRST ON BUZZ: Scott Walker coming to Greenville in May

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who completed his first trip to South Carolina last week as a possible presidential candidate, already has a return visit planned.

Walker will join other White House hopefuls at the South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville on May 9.

Walker landed among the early Republican front-runners in polls after he appeared at a similar Citizens United Freedom Summit in Iowa in January.

Other GOP presidential prospects and candidates announced for the South Carolina summit, include; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina; S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; former New York Gov. George Pataki; former Texas Gov. Rick Perry; and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

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Greenville News: DeMint to speak at conservative summit in Greenville

Organizers of the South Carolina Freedom Summit planned in downtown Greenville in early May had already announced a string of conservative Republican speakers for the May 9 event.

On Wednesday they named one who was born in Greenville.

Former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint will be among those taking the stage at the Peace Center for a full day of conservative politics, according to Citizens United, the activist group that's hosting the event in conjunction with U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan of Laurens.

DeMint, a Wade Hampton High School graduate who formerly ran a marketing business in Greenville, was elected to represent South Carolina in the Senate in 2004 after three terms representing Greenville/Spartanburg in the House.

He won a second Senate term in 2010 but left one-third of the way through it to become president of The Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank in Washington, DC.

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Citizens United Files New FOIA Lawsuit Against State Department

Washington, DC - Today, Citizens United filed a lawsuit to compel the Department of State to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) and release documents in response to four FOIA requests that Citizens United has filed.

"History taught us one thing about Hillary Clinton, it takes a court order for her to play by the same set of rules as everyone else,” said, David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “Last Friday, United States District Court Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the release of documents relating to Hillary Clinton’s overseas travel while serving as Secretary of State. Today, we urge the District Court to compel the release of additional documents in response to FOIA requests that have gone unfilled for 10 months.”

On May 15, 2014 Citizens United filed a FOIA request for communications between Kris Balderston and Teneo Consulting founder Doug Band. The State Department, by law had twenty working days (June 13, 2014) to produce any and all responsive documents, unless they were subject to an exemption from FOIA.

On July 29, 2014 Citizens United filed three FOIA requests. The first request sought correspondence between Huma Abedin and Teneo Consulting officials. The second request sought correspondence between Cheryl Mills and officials at the Clinton Foundation. The third request sought correspondence between Huma Abedin and Clinton Foundation officials.

The State Department failed to produce any substantive response to Citizens United’s requests by the August 26, 2014 statutory deadline.

As of March 16, 2015 the State Department has failed to produce any records in response to these Citizens United FOIA requests. Citizens United’s only recourse is to ask the Court to compel the Department of State to comply with the law.


The Washington Post: Citizens United files new lawsuit for Clinton-related State Department records

The conservative advocacy group Citizens United filed a new lawsuit against the U.S. State Department Monday, asking that a judge compel the agency to respond to long-lingering freedom of information requests from the organization.

In its new suit, the group asks for the State Department to respond to four separate requests seeking documents that were filed in May and July of last year. They included a request for correspondence between Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and officials at the Teneo Consulting firm. Teneo was founded by Doug Band, a former aide to President Bill Clinton. For a time, Abedin was employed simultaneously by Teneo and the State Department.

Another request sought correspondence between Abedin and officials with the Clinton Foundation and another sought records showing correspondence between Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and officials with the Clinton Foundation. The group indicated that the State Department has released no documents in response to any of the requests.

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